Church of Ireland ‘turning blind eye’ to clergy flouting gay rules

Sep 17, 2016 by

from Belfast News Letter: A Church of Ireland cleric has slammed his own denomination for allegedly teaching traditional marriage in public but privately “turning a blind eye” to gay clergy engaging in sexual relationships. Rev Stephen Neill – a passionate supporter of LGBT rights in the Church of Ireland (CoI) – made the allegations in this week’s edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette. It is understood to be the first time such explosive claims have been made with such frankness about the...

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Christian could be fired for refusing to watch LGBT ‘inclusivity’ video

Sep 16, 2016 by

by Fr Mark Hodges, LifeSite: A Christian’s 14-year career is being threatened because he refused to watch a training video on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and queer “diversity and inclusivity.” In April, the Social Security Administration announced all employees must be trained in LGBTQ “diversity and inclusivity.” Longtime information technology employee David Hall, whose Christian convictions do not consider sodomy healthy or normal or good for...

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A Response to the Archbishop of Wales’ Defense of Same-Sex Relationships

Sep 16, 2016 by

by Revd Dr Rollin Grams, Bible and Mission: Let us consider the logic of the outgoing Archbishop of Wales, Barry Morgan’s, recent defense of homosexual relationships.[1] The First Argument in Two Parts The bulk of his argument—over half—is this: Since there are ‘different perspectives’ and ‘shifts in perspective’ within Scripture on several matters—parts of the Bible are at variance with other parts—‘there is no one settled understanding of what the Bible says about a number of subjects and …...

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Hollywood trans roles under fire – again

Sep 15, 2016 by

by Maisie Smith-Walters, BBC Magazine: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have long lobbied for Hollywood to not only include, but portray, characters that identify as LGBT+ in a realistic way. Two films recently attracted criticism for casting cisgender actors – non-trans but whose gender matches their “assigned” sex at birth – in transgender roles. Matt Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, will star as a transgender sex worker in Anything, a film produced by...

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Massachusetts Forces LGBT ‘Accommodation’ Rules on Churches

Sep 15, 2016 by

by Tyler O’Neil, PJ Media: On October 1, 2016, the nation’s strictest LGBT non-discrimination laws will come into effect in Massachusetts. According to the “Gender Identity Guidance” released by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) last week, even churches must refer to transgender individuals by their chosen “gender identity,” ignoring their biological sex. This effectively means churches must acknowledge transgender ideology or...

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Retiring Archbishop of Wales commends same sex relationships

Sep 14, 2016 by

Archbishop: nothing improper about gay sex, by John Bingham, Telegraph: Christians who support same-sex marriage are not “abandoning the Bible” the Archbishop of Wales has insisted, as he told leading Anglicans that sex in a committed gay or lesbian relationship is perfectly “proper”. Dr Barry Morgan used his final address to the governing body of the Church in Wales, ahead of his retirement, to urge members to rethink traditional beliefs about same-sex relationships as being sinful. Even...

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